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Places in historical and artistic value in SESTOLA (MO)

Title Commander's Palace
DescriptionIndividual artists and cultural associations exhibit their work in July and August in the rooms of the “Palazzina del Comandante” (Commander’s Palace) in the courtyard of the Castle of Sestola.
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title MUSEUM OF MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS- Castello di Sestola
DescriptionThe Museum of the mechanical musical instruments, opened in 1993 and inaugurated in July 1995, shows 120 pieces belonging to the Eduard Thoenes' collection, most of them still working. All these mechanical musical instruments document the evolution of the musical technology applied to ...
AddressCorso Umberto I - 41029 Sestola MO

Title CIVIL RURAL LIFE MUSEUM
DescriptionThe Museum is housed within the Castle of Sestola, in rooms where the stables and archives once were. The museum has constantly grown since its inauguration in 1986, when the first rooms, dedicated to traditional crafts, were opened to the public. Rooms dedicated to the crafts of the cobbler, ...
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title MADONNA DEL ROSARIO CHURCH
DescriptionThis building presents a XVIIth century structure and it was originally connected with the residence of the Calvabò family, which exercised the patronage over the church. It was remodelled in the Eighties and, after a period in which it served as a seat for exhibitions and concerts, today it ...
AddressC.so Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SAN NICOLO' PARISH CHURCH
DescriptionIt was built in the XVIIth century, then remodelled and renovated at the beginning of the XXth century. The interior presents a basilical basement with a naive and two aisles, monolithic columns with Doric capitals and a semicircular apsis. Worth mentioning are the works of art one can find ...
AddressVia Corso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SANT'ANTONIO DA PADOVA CHURCH- Casine
DescriptionIt was built in 1965 to replace the nearby church, damaged by a landslide. It is open every Sunday during the Holy Mass. To be able to visit it ask Mrs Orsini, resident in front of the church. The patronal festival is celebrated on the Sunday after the 13th June.
AddressPiazza chiesa - 41020 Sestola MO

Title MADONNA DELLE NEVI CHURCH OF MONTE CIMONE
DescriptionAt the beginning of the XXth century, on the top of Mount Cimone, a little oratory dedicated to the "Madonna delle Nevi" was built and, later, also a weather-station of the air force was constructed. The church is open only in summertime. If it is closed, ask the air force station located on ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title S. MARIA ASSUNTA PARISH CHURCH - Castellaro
DescriptionIt was built in the XVIIth century. It is characterized by one nave, three side-chaples and a flat choir. In the inside, one can admire prized works of art, such as two paintings by Pellegrino of Fanano, a wooden altarpiece with a picture done by "bolognese" school, and a XVIIIth century ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA PARISH CHURCH - Rocchetta Sandri
DescriptionOf this church, worth mentioning are: on the façade, the portal decorated with Renaissance friezes and, in the vestry, the big XVIIIth century piece of furniture, which is very prized from an artistic point of view. It is open on Sundays, during the Holy Mass. To be able to visit, ask Mr Lino ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA CHURCH - Roncoscaglia
DescriptionThis church was built in 1405 over the foundations of an old castle. This parish church is , unfortunately, in a state of neglect. In the inside, there were some XVth century frescoes, now preserved in the parsonage of Modena Cathedral.
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SAN GIORGIO PARISH CHURCH - Vesale
DescriptionThis XVIIth century building with one nave, preserves part of its apsis in Romanesque style. It is located on a cliff, where probably, in ancient times, a castle stood. In the inside, one can find prized XVIIth century paintings done by "Emilian school". Worth mentioning are also the XVIIth ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SANT'ANTONIO ORATORY
DescriptionOratory with a rectangular plan, dating back to the seventeenth century. Of particular architectural interest are the little four-foiled monolithic window on the façade and the roofing of sandstone-slabs. The building is private. It is open every day from morning till late in the afternoon. ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title SANTA MARIA ORATORY- Castellaro
DescriptionThe oratory is located in a suggesting isolated place, on the village of Castellaro on the ruins of the castle of Querciolo. Santi says that the oratory must have been built earlier than 1686 because from 1686 to 1712 was reconstructed. Now it is more similar to a church than to an oratory. The ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title MADONNA DEL VOLTO ORATORY- Rocchetta Sandri
DescriptionThe oratory is located on a hill in the village Rocchetta Sandri. It was built in the XVII cent. than was reconstructed in 1721. The side portal is very interesting with its lintel (Monogram of Christ with the writing "ex devotione comunitatis 1631). On the door there is a rose-window ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title S. MARIA AND S. ROCCO ORATORY- Roncoscaglia
DescriptionThis oratory dates back to 1728. The façade in stone is preceded by a small porch, whose roof of sandstone slabs, is supported by elegant Renaissance capitals. In the inside one can find prized works of art. In summertime it is open every day; during the other seasons only on Sundays. The ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title S. BIAGIO ORATORY- Roncoscaglia
DescriptionThe nickname of "devil's church" comes from the animal-like forms engraved on the stony walls. This church, in Romanesque style, was built at the end of the XII century. At the present time it has no apsis.The portals (one on the façade and the other on the right side) are both of architectural ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title BEATA VERGINE DE CARMINE ORATORY (CASTAGNOLA ORATORY) - Vesale
DescriptionThis oratory dates back to the XV century. In the inside one can find a small bronze bell by M.Guido from Bologna dated 1492. The entrance of the church presents a porch, resting on stony Corinthian columns. It is open every Sunday, during the Holy Mass, from March till December. To be able to ...
AddressVia Corso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title ROCCA CHURCH- S. NICOLO ORATORY
DescriptionIt is the ancient parish church of Sestola. It has been mentioned since 1114. In 1696 it was reconstructed and became an oratory. The building is made of sandstone pieces and it has a gable frontside. Inside remains of fresco of the XV century are kept. Now they are kept by the "Soprintendenza". ...
AddressVia della Rocca - 41029 Sestola MO

Title PIAN CAVALLARO ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE - Pian Cavallaro
DescriptionThe finding of a neolithic manufactured in Pian Cavallaro in 1961 and in 1962 allows us to admit the existence in this place of an archeological stratum with coalification residues, which seem to confirm the existence of a prehistoric station by Monte Cimone. Splinters of working, recovered ...
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title L'OPPIO
DescriptionIt is an old rural compound, grouped around a yard. The latter preserves the original flooring in sandstone. In the village, worth mentioning is a XVIth century house with prized architectural details. This compound is private. To be able to visit and enter it, ask the dwellers.
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title PRA' DELLA SERRA - Casine
DescriptionIt is a rural compound with a closed structure, grouped around a yard. One can enter the yard through two entrances. In the inside, woth mentioning is a XVth century fort, on which there is a coat of arms belonging to the owner's family. This compound is private, but it may be seen from the ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title LA FONTANACCIA - Castellaro
DescriptionOne can enter the central yard of this prized rural settlement, through a portal, in past times rusticated, but at present closed up. Around this tower, there are some interesting buildings, such as a XVIth century house with tower and dovecote, a porch with Ionic column and a loggia, supported ...
AddressCorso Umberto I,3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title Commander’s Palace – Castle Hamlet
DescriptionThe Commander’s Palace forms part of Sestola Castle. Its rooms are available for exhibitions and art shows.
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title FORTRESS ( CASTLE or FORT ) - Via Castello
DescriptionThis fortress overlooks the town of Sestola from a high rocky spur. It was mentioned, the first time, in 735 A.D., but it is supposed that it dates back to earlier times. During the dominion of the Estensi family, it was the seat of the governorship of the Frignano province. The defensive ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title FOUNTAIN
DescriptionIt is located opposite the parish church, and preceded by a XIX century gallery, showing arches supported by sandstone columns. The mouth of this fountain is surmounted by a metal plate, portraying a siren. It can be visited at every time.
AddressVia Corso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title GIARDINO BOTANICO ESPERIA (ESPERIA BOTANIC GARDEN)- Passo del Lupo
DescriptionThe Esperia botanical garden, the only one in all the modenese Apennines, lies in the locality of Passo del Lupo, near the Lago della Ninfa, at 1500 meters above sea-level. Founded in 1980, it collects almost all the floral species, typical of the Apennines, Alpine and subalpine environment. ...
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title RONCACCI PARK
DescriptionThe park stretches from Sestola to Pian del Falco, crossed by paths and mountain bike trails and equipped with rest and pic-nic areas.
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title MONTE EMILIANO
DescriptionIt is crossed by a panoramic mountain ridge path from the top of which there are breathtaking views of the valley as far as the village of Rocchetta Sandri.
AddressCorso Umberto I, 3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title Torrente Rio Vesale - Vesale Mountain Stream
DescriptionIt empties into the River Scoltenna at Cà Mazzone di Sotto (an area suitable for picnics and fishing).
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO

Title Sestola centre and surroundings
DescriptionAn itinerary on foot which includes a visit to the castle and its museums, the Oratory of St Nicholas and the Oratory of St Anthony, situated at the beginning of the slope which leads up to the castle. Once back in the village, we recommend seeing the parish church, the church of Our Lady of the ...
AddressC.so Umberto I. n.3 - 41029 Sestola MO